To help you make a good decision about whether or not to enroll in one of our programs, we would like you to know the latest statistics.  According to the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts & Science’s (NACCAS) requirements our rates for 2017 Annual Report year were:

Graduation Rate:                   72.97 %

Licensure Rate:                      91.67%

Placement Rate:                     62.96%

Please note: These statistics are presented for the time period and cohort group specified in the federal regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education.

Licensing Requirements

All cosmetology related fields in Michigan are required to attend and graduate from a Cosmetology school, be of Good Moral Character and be licensed by the State.  The following rules apply:


  • Is at least 17 years of age.
  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has had an education equivalent to the completion of the ninth grade.
  • Has completed at least a 1500 hour course in a licensed-school of cosmetology.


  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Is licensed as a cosmetologist in the State of Michigan.
  • Has at least 3 years of practical experience in natural hair cultivation, hair care services, skin care services and manicuring services at least 1 year of which shall be in a cosmetology establishment.
  • Has completed 500 hour course in a licensed-school of cosmetology.


  • Is at least 17 years of age.
  • Is of good moral character.
  • Has had an education equivalent to the completion of the ninth grade.
  • Has completed at least a 400 hour course in a licensed-school of cosmetology.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Nuvo College of Cosmetology believes that students interested in pursuing a career as a Cosmetologist, Esthetician or Cosmetology Instructor should be aware of the requirements for success.

  • Good manual dexterity with both hands and arms with a sense of form and artistry.
  • The ability to stand or sit and walk for an extended period of time while working.
  • Enjoy dealing with the public and be able to follow a client’s direction.
  • Work long hours while building a personal clientele in order to earn the desired income.
  • Keep abreast of the latest fashions and beauty techniques.
  • Make a strong commitment to educational process and complete training.
  • Cosmetology Instructors also spend part of their day working at a desk or work station.

Barbers, hairdressers, and cosmetologists usually work in pleasant surroundings with good lighting. Physical stamina is important, because they are on their feet for most of their shift. Prolonged exposure to some chemicals may cause irritation, so they might wear protective clothing, such as disposable gloves or aprons.

Salon Safety
Salon safety and client protection are emphasized in all of our courses.  Students learn all the proper safety requirements including sanitation, handling salon chemicals and the use of protective clothing

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy

The Satisfactory Progress Policy is consistently applied to all students enrolled at Nuvo College in a specific NACCAS approved program and scheduled for a particular category of attendance (part time/full time). All students including cash paying students must maintain SAP in attendance and academic work to successfully complete their training, receive a diploma & receive Title IV Federal Financial Aid.  It is printed in the catalog and on our website to ensure that all students have access prior to enrollment. SAP is evaluated on a cumulative basis in both quantitative terms (attendance), as well as qualitive terms (academics/grades).

This policy complies with the guidelines established by the National Accrediting Commission of Career Arts and Sciences (NACCAS) and the federal regulations established by the United States Department of Education.

Evaluation Periods

Students are evaluated for SAP as follows:

Cosmetology              450, 900 & 1200 Actual Hours

Esthetician                  300 Actual Hours

Instructor                     300 Actual Hours

*Transfer Students- Midpoint of contracted hours or established evaluation periods, whichever comes first.

Evaluations will determine if the student has met the minimum requirements for SAP.  The frequency of evaluations ensures that students have had at least one evaluation by midpoint in the course.

Attendance Progress Evaluations

Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the hours possible based on the applicable attendance schedule in order to be considered maintaining satisfactory academic progress.  Evaluations are conducted at the end of an evaluation period to determine if the student has met the minimum requirements.  The attendance percentage is determined by dividing the total hours accrued by the total number of hours scheduled.  At the end of each evaluation period, the school will determine if the student has maintained at least 80% cumulative attendance since the beginning of the course which indicates that, given the same attendance rate, the student will graduate within the maximum time frame allowed.

Maximum Time Frame

The maximum time (which does not exceed 125% of the course length) allowed for students to complete each course at satisfactory academic progress is stated below:

Maximum Time Frame

COSMETOLOGY                    Hours per week

(1500 hours)

# of Weeks Scheduled Hours
35 hours 54 weeks 1875
28 hours 67 weeks 1875
21 hours 90 weeks 1875
ESTHETICIAN & INSTRUCTOR Hours per week (600 hours) # of Weeks Scheduled Hours
35 hours 22 weeks 750
28 hours 27 weeks 750
21 hours 36 weeks 750

Exceeding Maximum Time Frame

Any student who does not complete the course within the maximum time frame will not be eligible for Title IV program funds and may be dropped from the program unless payment arrangements are made.

Minimum & Maximum Time Frame

1500 total hours are required to complete the Cosmetology Course.  A total of 600 hours are required to complete both the Esthetician Course and Instructor’s Course.  For the Cosmetology Course, students with perfect attendance attending full time (35 hours per week) can complete the course in 42.85 weeks.

Academic Progress Evaluations

The qualitive element used to determine academic progress is a reasonable system of grades as determined by assigned academic learning.  Academic learning is evaluated after each unit of study.  Practical assignments are evaluated and counted toward course completion only when rated as satisfactory or better.  If the performance does not meet satisfactory requirements, it is counted, and it will have to be repeated.  At least two comprehensive practical skills evaluations will be conducted during the course of study.  Practical skills are evaluated according text procedures and set forth in practical skills evaluation criteria adopted by Nuvo College.  Students must maintain a written grade average of 80% and pass a final written and practical exam prior to graduation.  Students must make up failed or missed tests and incomplete assignments.  Numerical grades are considered according to the following scales below:

Grading Scale-Theory/Practical

The following guidelines are used to measure academic progress in all courses offered:

80% – 100% Satisfactory

0% – 79% Unsatisfactory

Practical Grading

1 – Student is able to perform the skill with instructor help but the results are not accurate.

2 – Student is able to perform the skill with instructor help and the results are accurate.

3 – Student is able to perform the skill without instructor help and results are accurate

4 – Student demonstrates exemplary skill performance

Determination of Progress Status

The minimum requirements for SAP is 80% in all course work, exams, final examinations both written and practical and 80% of scheduled hours.  Students who meet these requirements at SAP evaluation checkpoints will be given the status of maintaining “Satisfactory Progress”. Enrollment status and eligibility for Title IV Federal Financial Aid continues uninterrupted until the next SAP evaluation. For students to be considered making satisfactory progress they must meet satisfactory progress guidelines on at least one evaluation by the academic year or course midpoint (whichever comes sooner). SAP’s are distributed to all students that hit an evaluation checkpoint to inform them of their status. Students will be notified of any evaluation that impacts their financial aid eligibility.

Students meeting the minimum requirements for academics and attendance at the evaluation point are considered to be making satisfactory academic progress until the next scheduled evaluation.  Students will receive a hard copy of their SAP Determination at the time of each of the evaluations.  Students deemed not maintaining SAP may have their Title IV Funding interrupted, unless the student is on warning.

Unsatisfactory Progress

Any student with less than an 80% in academics and/or attendance, a SAP evaluation will be given the status of “Unsatisfactory Progress.” Students making unsatisfactory progress may become ineligible for Tile IV Federal Financial Aid if they reach the warning status.

Warning During Unsatisfactory Progress

Students who fail to meet minimum requirements for attendance or academic progress are placed on a warning and considered to be making satisfactory academic progress while during the warning period. The student will be advised in writing on the actions required to attain SAP by the next evaluation. A warning status allows students not meeting the minimum requirements for attendance and academics performance to receive Title IV Federal Financial Aid. Students will be put in the warning status the first time they fall below a SAP evaluation period. Students need to improve their performance during the warning status.  Failure to maintain satisfactory progress can cause loss of or delays in funding, if applicable, delay in graduation and extra instructional charges.

Re-Establishment of SAP

Students may re-establish SAP and Title IV aid, as applicable, by meeting the minimum attendance and academic requirements by the end of the evaluation period.

Termination of Title IV Federal Financial Aid Due to Unsatisfactory Progress

During this warning period the student continues with Unsatisfactory Progress status and becomes ineligible for Title IV, HEA program funds. Students will be put on ineligible status the second time they fall below a SAP evaluation period. If students do not prevail on returning to satisfactory progress, the student will be put on a monthly payment plan to start 30 days after becoming ineligible for Financial Aid.  If payment is not received after 30 days the student may be dropped from the program.

Transfer Students

Any transfer student will have their payment periods determined with their financial aid package.

With regard to SAP, a student’s transfer hours will be counted as both attempted and earned hours for the purpose of determining when the allowable maximum time frame has been exhausted.  Transfer students SAP evaluation periods will be checked midpoint of the contracted hours or the established evaluation periods, whichever comes first.

Leaves of Absence, Course Interruptions, Withdrawals

Students returning from a leave of absence or other official interruption of training must return to school in the same satisfactory progress status they had prior to their departure. A leave of absence will extend the students contract periods and maximum time frame by the same number of days taken in the leave of absence.

Students who withdraw prior to completion of the course and wish to re-enroll will return in the same SAP status as at the time of withdrawal.

Noncredit, Remedial Courses, Repetitions

Noncredit, remedial courses, and repetitions do not apply to this institution. Therefore, these items have no effect upon Nuvo College’s satisfactory academic progress standards.

Extra Hours

The school reserves the right to offer optional days to allow students to make-up their absences.

Testing Make Up Policy

Any student has the option to retake a test up to three (3) times. The first 3 tests are multiple choice.  After the first 3 tests have been given, and still not passed, the student must pay $25.00 per each additional test.  This policy also applies to exams.

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